Welcome to Marvão

Arriving by car or bus you’ll approach Portas de Ródão, one of the four village gates, opening on to Rua de Cima, which has several shops and restaurants. Drivers can park outside or enter this gate and park in Largo de Olivença, just below Rua de Cima.

Top experiences in Marvão

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $24.99

Image for

Marvão activities

$553.21 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour: Marvao and Ammaia Roman Village from Lisbon

Begin the day with pick up from your Lisbon accommodations by a knowledgable private guide. Hop in a comfortable, private vehicle and start heading northeast, directly to the upper Alentejo region, almost all the way to the spanish border on a 2h drive. There, pay a visit to Castelo de Vide, a small yet picturesque town. Tour the town’s main castle and, if time allows, shop for local handicrafts in the nearby markets. Next, head to the medieval village of Marvão on the top of the São Mamede mountain. Pass by what is considered to be the most beautiful Portuguese road on the way and stroll along the medieval streets inside the castle walls, stopping to see the village’s most important historical and cultural landmarks. Stop for lunch and chance to relax before continuing on. After lunch, proceed to the remains of the Roman city of Ammaia and it's museum. Then drive by Niza, home of one of the most famous kinds of cheese of Portugal. On the way back to Lisbon, pass by the beautiful and natural monument of Vila Velha de Ródão. See where the Tagus River carved thourgh the mountains in a place known as Portas de Ródão. Your guide will return you to your hotel by 18:00.

$1832.52 Tours & Sightseeing


Day 1: Arrival The meeting point is at Lisbon airport where we will transfer you to the first accommodation Quinta das Lavandas which has the biggest organic lavender plantation in the country, where you briefed about the tour including a booklet and a GPS with the tracks. You will have time to relax and stroll through the pleasant vegetable gardens, orchards and greenhouses on the estate. Day 2: São Mamede Mountain Range After a delicious home-made breakfast, the starting point is the picturesque and romantic village of Castelo de Vide. The route starts by following old trails that lead up to Serra de São Mamede mountain range towards the peak of Senhora da Penha (Our Lady of the Rock). The route is stunning, as indeed are the sights that await you in the region. Afterwards, you descend westwards over historical trails and footpaths that wind between charming groves of cork oaks and lead you back to Castelo de Vide (15 km + 750m).Day 3: Serra de São Mamede, Castelo de Vide, MarvãoThe route starts on the estate itself, from where you will  go through the São Mamede Natural Park which once conected the two major towns in the region, Castelo de Vide and Marvão. When you can see Marvão from the top of a rock at an altitude of around 800m, you are nearly at your destination. The path continues  inland, bringing you to the lovely Quinta do Marvão. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view over the mountains (11km + 400m).Day 4: Marvão history, charms, and dazzling viewsAfter breakfast, the destination is Marvão. This picture-perfect walled village built on a spectacular 862m high escarpment facing Spain offers history, charm and dazzling views. The final ascent is over historical medieval cobblestones through a fabulous wood of centuries-old cork oaks! Venture through the narrow streets and explore the castle. Afterwards, it is a short descent to Quinta do Marvão (11km + 700m).Day 5: Galegos and Porto de EspadaThe start of the route is in Galegos, near the border with Spain, and follows historical paths flanked by centuries-old granite walls. You will be amazed at the ancient cork oaks and olive trees you encounter as you approach the beautiful village of Porto de Espada. After you will pass the Apartadura dam, and finally the charming Quinta da Dourada (17km + 500).Day 6: The peak of São Mamede Mountain range The destination of the route is the peak of Serra de São Mamede, meeting local flora and fauna on the way. The viewpoint at the peak of Serra de São Mamede offers unparalleled views of the magical town of Marvão, Castelo de Vide, and the mountain ranges  in the surroundings (13km + 700m).Day 7: DepartureAfter a tasty breakfast  we will transfer you back to Lisbon or Lisbon airport.